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    Considerations for Scruffing Feline Patients

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    Scruffing used to be one of the most common ways to restraint feline patients. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best method! Learn from Staff Veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, about alternative methods for restraining, recognizing...

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    Red Rubber vs. Foley Catheters: Pros and Cons

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    When it comes to catheters, it can be helpful to know the pros and cons of each. Learn from Technician Manager Carolyn Tran, CVT, about a few of the differences between Red Rubber and Foley Catheters.

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    Recruiting in a World of Rising Minimum Wages

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    Recruiting for any position is not usually a favorite task among managers – especially in the veterinary field when you may be stuck trying to fill a shift as quickly as possible – even filling it yourself on some days. Learn from...

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    Employee Retention: Five Lessons from Exit Interviews

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    Exit interviews are a common practice when an employee vacates their job. Often this information is just placed in their employee file and forgotten about, even when we have the best intentions. But what if we really used this inf...

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    Labeling Kennel Cards

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    Kennel cards can call attention to important pieces of information, such as where a patient’s meds are, if they have a personal item, and when you may need protective gear. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-...

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    Exam Tips for Handling Rabbits

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    Rabbits may be nervous in a clinic setting, so it’s important to know proper handling and restraint techniques. Learn from Portland Community College Instructor and Certified Veterinary Technician Laura Harris, and DoveLewis Certi...

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    Canine Hypoadrenocorticism - Addison's Disease

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    Hypoadrenocorticism (HA) is a deficiency of the adrenal cortex to produce mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids. Learn from Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, as she explains hypoadrenocorticism (also known as Addison’s Disease)...

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    Canine Megaesophagus

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    Megaesophagus is a condition characterized by decreased or absent esophageal tone and motility usually resulting in diffuse dilation of the esophagus. Review clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment options with Internal Medicine...

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    Replacing Soda Lime After CO2 Absorption

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    Soda lime, also known as Baralyme granules, are used to absorb CO2 from anesthesia machines or oxygen chambers. Bobbie Lucas, Surgery Assistant, reviews how, when, and why it’s important to change these on a regular basis.

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    Cryptorchidism in Dogs

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    Cryptorchid testicles occur when one or both testicles don’t descend normally. Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS about evaluating these patients and prepping for surgery.

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    Contrast Esophagram Review

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    There are two types of contrasts commonly used in veterinary medicine. Review the options and this case diagnosis with Veterinary Radiologist Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR.

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    That Moment When - The Impact of Empathy

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    Despite having devices at our fingertips designed to connect you to others in an instant, making connections and building relationships feels harder than ever. Learn from DoveLewis Marketing Director Tess Payne, about the importan...

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    Feline Towel Restraint (aka Purrito)

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    Cat burrito, purrito, whatever you want to call it as long as it works! With some patients, less restraint can be more effective. Learn from Technician Assistant Amy Lacey, and staff cat Murray, about using a “purrito” method...

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    Diagnosis of Ischium Lesions

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    With Veterinary Radiologist Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, review a canine patient suffering from abdomen pain and the imagery that led to an effective diagnosis.

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    Tech to Tech: Improving Communication and Support

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    In a 24/7 clinic like DoveLewis, a patient may spend multiple days recovering and be under the care of numerous veterinarians and technicians. In these circumstances, information can get lost between switching shifts and additiona...

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    Cadaver Labs

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    DoveLewis is a teaching hospital, which means that we have interns, externs, and numerous students walking through our doors to learn. A great learning and hands-on opportunity takes place in our cadaver labs, hosted by Critical C...

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    Preoperative TPLO Radiographs

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    Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, about the unique radiograph views needed prior to completing a TPLO surgery.

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    Triaging the Acute Abdomen

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    “Acute abdomen” in human medicine is defined as sudden and severe abdominal pain of unclear etiology. In veterinary medicine, it is typically a more general term used to describe a patient with any acute significant abdominal sign...

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    Taking Snake Radiographs

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    Radiographs can show vital information about the health of snakes. But how do you do it? Learn tips from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) and Jessica Waters, CVT.

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    Stop Talking About Marketing

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    People are changing how they make decisions, and figuring out how to reach your customers can be difficult. Learn from DoveLewis Marketing Director Tess Payne, about how to tackle your marketing channels. This course has been a...

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    Snake Physical Exam and Restraint

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    A physical examination of a snake includes looking at their eyes, nose, scales, and vent. Learn from Carrie Daly, DVM, about tips for completing a stress-free exam.

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    Lymph Node and Mass Aspirate

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    It’s important to know the different ways to sample masses and lymph nodes, as some techniques can end up altering your sample. Learn from Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about ensuring your slides are...

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    Respiratory Review: Nursing Strategies for Oxygen Administration

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    Getting adequate oxygen into our patients in critical. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), about the technicians role in supporting oxygen administration. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 Technician CE credit....

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    Double Vision

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    Veterinarians and technicians rely on one another every day to perform their jobs. Learn from Veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, and Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to improve communication, simplify hospital processes,...

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    Leech Therapy

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    Medicinal leeches can be used for treatment of congested blood and swelling. Learn from Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, about how leech therapy was used to treat a dog’s hind leg with surgical complications.

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    Forequarter Amputation

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    Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, reviews the steps and considerations for completing a forequarter amputation on a dog.

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    TPLO Surgery

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    A TPLO, or tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy, is a surgery performed to help stabilize the stifle joint. Learn the step-by-step instructions from Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, for completing this procedure.

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    Foreign Body in Radiology

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    Pets are constantly eating things they shouldn’t be. Learn from DoveLewis Radiologist, Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, about identifying unique foreign bodies.

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    Pulmonary Hypertension

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    Review causes, diagnosis, and treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension in dogs with Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology). This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE credit.

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    Heart Murmurs in the Asymptomatic Canine and Feline Patient

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    A heart murmur is a relatively common physical exam abnormality in dogs and cats. In this session, learn the likely causes of heart murmurs in asymptomatic patients based on the history, signalment and physical exam with Caryn Rey...

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    Heartworm Treatment and Melarsomine Injection

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    We know how important it is to remind owners to keep their pets on year round heartworm prevention, but what happens when a pet actually has heartworms? Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM, reviews the treatment pr...

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    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Overview

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    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (or HCM) is a common disease affecting cats. DoveLewis Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology) reviews common symptoms, diagnosis, and medical management.

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    Placing a Holter Monitor

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    A Holter monitor (also called an ambulatory electrocardiography device) is a noninvasive method of assessing the heart's rhythm. Jaclyn Benglian, CVT, reviews how to assemble a Holter monitor for patients to wear at home. Downl...

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    Small Animal Ultrasound: The Big 5

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    Diagnostic sonography has proven to be a front line diagnostic for small animal patients. DoveLewis Radiologist Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, reviews factors to take into account to increase diagnostic yield when using ultrasound. T...

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    Breaking the "Sink or Swim" Mentality

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    Creating a training structure is a tedious, time consuming process, but it saves time and provides value for both you and your staff in the long run. Learn from Chief Administrative Officer Monica Maxwell, SPHR-SPC, about how to...

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    Hemolyzed Blood and Hematuria

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    Do you know what your patients’ blood is telling you? Learn from Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), about identifying hemolyzed blood samples.

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    Open Chest CPR

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    You’ve just completed external chest compressions with no response, now what? Learn from DoveLewis Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about how to enter the chest to begin cardiac massage.

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    Open Chest CPR - Advanced Methods

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    Open chest CPR is a difficult and hard to practice procedure. Learn from DoveLewis Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about a few advanced ways to attempt to revive a patient.

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    Working Well Under Pressure

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    Pressure and stress are factors that play a role in our jobs, everyday. Join Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about ways to manage pressure in any position at your hospital....

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    Personality Types and Common Communication Mistakes

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    A client’s personality can have a big impact on their communication style. Join Sarah Parker, CMA(AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about the different personality types, and how to avoid the five...

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    Resources for Seamless Client Communication

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    Did you know that starting out the day with a team huddle can increase internal communication and lead to a better client experience? Learn from Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, about ho...

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    Barriers to Effective Communication

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    We may think that our communication style is crystal clear, but is it? Learn from Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, about how we can minimize the barriers that happen in everyday communic...

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    De-Escalating Clients in a Busy Lobby

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    Working with an escalated client can be awkward and uncomfortable, especially in front of other customers. Learn from Client Relations Specialist, Rena Alexander, and Client Liaison, Cy Torrey, about tips for handling unhappy clie...

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    Preparing for a Snake Physical Exam

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    Snakes can be easily stressed, and are sensitive to oils on our skin such as lotions and perfumes. Learn from Senior Technician Supervisor Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to safely prepare for a snake exam in your hospital.

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    Cleaning an Isolation Exam Room

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    An isolation exam room needs to be treated with extra care to ensure that containments are not spread between patients. Learn from Megan Urton, Technician Assistant Manager, about how to safely clean an isolation exam room.

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    Assembling a Simple Major Pack

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    Getting instruments cleaned, sterilized, and organized is crucial in any veterinary hospital. Learn from Bobbie Lucas, Surgery Technician Assistant, about the correct way to assemble a simple major pack. Download Surgical Pack...

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    Cidex Sterilization

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    Technician Assistant, Katy Collins, reviews how to use safely use Cidex disinfectant products for sterilizing hospital equipment. Note – Cidex should only be used after equipment has gone through standard cleaning process. Cide...

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    Passive Range of Motion

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    Passive range of motion (or PROM) is an important step to include in the treatment of ICU patients. Learn from CVT, Emily Dascalos, and staff dog, Ollie, who is recovering from a hemilaminectomy, about the different positions you...

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    Surgical Management of Chylothorax

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    Chylothorax is a primary (idiopathic) or secondary condition where chyle accumulates in the pleural space. Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, will discuss the typical signalment and clinical signs, etiology, diagnostic plan including...

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    Current Concepts in Clinical Nutrition

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    Nutrition intersects all types of clinical conditions including cognitive dysfunction, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, renal disease, atopic conditions and cancer. Join Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh DVM, DACVECC in this lecture regarding n...

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